Criminal Minds: Season 2, Episode 9

The Last Word (15 Nov. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Two serial killers send the BAU to St. Louis, and a new team member reports for duty.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mill Creek Killer
Jim Meyers
Agent James Sheridan
David Barry Gray ...
Tom Carroll
Hollow Man
Ellen Carroll (as Victoria Kelleher)
Natalie Salins ...
Cara Becker


The team is sent to St. Louis to catch two serial killers who appear to be competing against each other. They are polar opposites; one is called the Mill Creek Killer and kills middle-class women using blunt trauma and the other calls himself Hollow Man and shoots prostitutes. Meanwhile, a new team member, Emily Prentiss, reports for duty. Written by J. Rieper

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First episode to feature Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster). See more »


When Reid discovers that the two unsubs have been communicating with each other through the newspaper classified ads, the camera zooms in on one of the ads. But the ad shown was the message that Reid writes later in the episode when he is posing as the Hollowman to lure the Mill Creek Killer to a false dumpsite. See more »


Betty: Nobody writes about prostitutes being shot, because they won't admit that they think there're cleaning up the place
Aaron Hotchner: You're right. Cases like your daughter usually go unsolved. The problem is: people aren't looking for this is because they don't know they are missing. Part of their job was to stay below the radar. Doesn't mean that she was any less important
Betty: She made bad choices, but she was a good person
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References Manhunter (1986) See more »


Theme from Criminal Minds
Written by Marc and Steffan Fantini
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IN answer to your message/mother of first prostitute
14 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I noticed her as well..she looked so familiar.. turns out her name is Deborah Van Valkenburgh .. she played YEARS ago in The Warriors, Too Close for Comfort as Ted Knights daughter (turns out this is where her face looked familiar from so many years ago..isn't that strange?

She looks the same but just older) and in many other TV shows as Star Trek Deep Space Nine as Preston Hope you get this message.. I couldn't find a "reply" button so this is the best I could do.. I kept replaying this part over and over again when I saw her because I so wanted to know who she was.. funny that's the only review this episode got. I LOVE Criminal Minds and am hooked on it, watching from season 2 and season 3 first and then I'll go back to season one.. after that I'll up to 4, 5 Chey

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